How to remove the Cigarette lighter socket from the dash

Okay so I have a small interior car fan (pictured on the left), It hooks up to the cigarette lighter outlet, recently I’ve had to fiddle with the socket  to start the fan, a few days back I had a small spark,  so I decided to get it out of the dash and inspect the wiring if its loose.

This is very simple task I’m only showing it so if anyone else has a similar problem and thinks its time consuming well its not its a 5 min job.

I was told I can do it without removing the gauges, I don’t think that’s possible as you need to remove the connection from the back plus putting it back would be impossible.

 

  1. Place a cloth on the steering column secure it by tying it to the steering wheel, this step is crucial if you want to avoid scratching your paint work
  2. Make sure you disconnect the battery while doing any electrical work
  3. Remove all six screws on the gauge cluster, position the gauge cluster in a way were you have access to the right had side behind the cluster
  4. Remove the single wire connected to the cigarette lighter, twist the frame from behind to unscrew it, remove both pieces from the front an back trial fit it out side the dash to see how its attached
  5. Screw it back into place tightly and reconnect the wires, fix the six screws back on to the cluster and your done

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Dream Cars List – first draft

Here is a quick list of cars I would love to own, most of the cars are ones that I can realistically own (not all together) 3 from the list below I wont be able to own unless they are replicas. Im not planning on buying the cars listed nor have I considered buying anything other than what I already bought my 66 vert.

But this list is handy, Iffffff I every win the lottery

1965-66 Ford Mustang – Convertible
1967-68 Ford Mustang – Fastback
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – Replica or Rebody
1966-72 Lamborghini Miura
1965-69 Lincoln Continental – Convertible
1966-77 Ford Bronco
1965 Shelby Cobra – Replica Favtory Five
1963-70 Mercedes-Benz SL – Pagoda W113
1966-70 Buick Riviera

Btw this is not the complete list I’m working on making the full list including a link to the each car and some info, my list already passed 20 cars, I didn’t want to place them all today, the others are cars that are not listed yet are not as important as the ones listed to me, like I said the updated list will included pictures to make it easier to recognize the cars.

I love almost all classic and muscle cars those cars had style and character.

My love affair with the Ford Mustangs

I fell in love with mustangs earlier on in my life.  It all started with a classic mustang in the mid 90s after watching the movie Locked Up with Sylvester Stallone they restore a 1965 Red Mustang coupe (Which was later destroyed heart breaking, I couldn’t bear it).  I was around 11 years old at that time.

Before that I never really was interested in one specific brand or model or cars. I started falling in love with the classic mustangs I then started realizing my friends Mom used to drive a early 90s Fox body GT Notchback

Its was a two toned mustang GT hatchback from what I remember, what a car.  The 94-98 body didn’t interest me much on the release of the 99 I was in love all over again with the current design (at the time they were current) I have made my first website about mustangs in approximately 1998 dedicated to the newer 99+ and classic mustangs, I last updated the website in 2001 http://mustangmania.8m.com/

In high school My teacher asked me to make a list of Goals that are realistic, So couldn’t think of something she said I have to write a few thing after a while I listed “Owning at leat one Mustang” to make it reasonable I didn’t mention owning a classic, in 2005 I bought my first mustang

and almost a 2 years ago I purchased one of my dream cars a 1966 Candy Apple Red Mustang Convertible by the way my other dream car is a 67-68 Mustang fastback.

So Ten years after I last updated my original website mustangmania I decided to make a blog/website and write about mustangs and eventually share tips and tricks, and blog about random stuff.

This is a quick write-up I will try to eventually put more details and refine it a bit maybe – we shall see if this ever happens